Tourism's impact on the fragile poles
Thinking of taking an adventure trip to the Antarctic? You might reconsider when you discover how tourism is impacting the fragile ecosystems of the North and South Poles. Around 37,000 tourists now visit Antarctica each year and as the ice melts (exacerbated by climate change) last chance tourism or doom tourism is attracting more and more people who want to see these places 'before they disappear'. AUT's School of Hospitality and Tourism studies the impacts of tourism.